Herrera lauds importance of captain Rooney

Manchester United midfielder has highlighted the importance of the club’s captain Wayne Rooney, after the England international continued his return to the first team after over a month out with injury.

Rooney started up front against Norwich City in the absence of Marcus Rashford and after Anthony Martial was forced off in the warm-up, and provided the key assist in the second half for goalscorer Juan Mata.

“He’s a very good captain and he’s not selfish,” said Herrera after Saturday’s game. “You always have to have Wayne in the team and in the dressing room. Some of the big players are so selfish sometimes but Wayne isn’t and that’s so important.”

“He can assist, he can hold the ball very well and he can play as one midfielder more when we have the ball.”

Rooney is likely to drop back into midfield for United’s key clash with West Ham tomorrow evening, with Louis van Gaal’s side two wins away from sealing an unlikely top four finish in the Premier League.